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    October 2, 2012
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by that and we're getting some showers and thunderstorms to the south. that is the warm front south of the warm front. the temperatures are warmer, middle 80s or so and this is what it looks like in terms of the rainfall we have had. almost a wall along i-95. east of i-95, there is nothing in terms of heavy rain. this morning, we did get the heavier rain showers moving west of i-95. here in the city, approaching an inch of rain, but along that montgomery county, loudoun county, a pathway there and as much as 2 1/2 inches for gaithersburg, more than that in places in loudoun county and that is where the heaviest of the rain was. we'll talk about that and have to make changes to the forecast and we'll let you 99 a few minutes. >> thank you, gain. remember, you can check live doppler radar with the fox
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5 weather app and download it on your droid, iphone or ipad g. to www.myfoxdc.com for more. it's been years since the snipers terrorized our region. the police hunted for john allan mohammad and lee boyd malvo. they were linked to 10 shootings -- several shootings, including 10 in the d.c. area. the case is unforgettable for those of us living in the area at the time. the evidence has been locked away for years and eventually, some will be on display at a new downtown museum opening in 2015. beth parker got a look. >> reporter: three weeks of terror. while some would rather forget about the shooting in a maryland suburb, they're working to keep the memory alive. >> this is the fairly well- known tarot card. >> reporter: that was left at the scene of the shooting at benjamin tasker school in prince georges county.
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>> for you, mr. police, code, call me god. don't release to the press. >> reporter: the handwriting connected lee malvo to multiple scenes. they online from the prince -- on loan from the prince william police department and it will be going to the museum going built -- that is gettingibility. >> for a museum, it's a big piece. >> they wearing gloves preserve the artifacts. we want to show you around the car a bit, as you may recall. the seat of the car lifts so that they were able to crawl into the trunk and shoot without leaving the vehicle. >> reporter: a black glove in the hole in the trunk. >> law enforcement believe it was used this way and the barrel of the gun would sit in here. >> reporter: there is the car's title and registration showing it belonged to john mohammad. >> there is some crony ironies and one is that the vehicle was purchased at a place called
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sure shot auto. >> reporter: a phony laptop covered in residue from evidence testing. >> they used the laptop to plan their attacks. >> reporter: inside, detailed maps and getaway roots. >> reporter: they were planned. >> reporter: the washington sniper shootings killed 10 people. this exhibit is designed not to glorify crime but to educate the public. >> this particular collection tells a unique story and complete story about how law enforcement investigates crimes. >> and how that can lead to a conviction in court. >> the good guys won. >> reporter: in maryland, beth parker, fox five news. >> facebook friends what they remember about the sniper attacks. caroline wrote i remember how scared people were when they had to pump their gas or walk into a parking lot to get to the grocery store. none of us walked in a straight line then. cindy was six months pregnant and wrote my husband received a portable tv for christmas, and i carried it in the car at all
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times that way i kept track of their movement and put me in the opposite direction. and another said i would get gas near my work or go to a station where someone could pump their gas for me -- the gas for me. i was terrified something would happen to me and i shopped around for bulletproof guests -- vests. we thank you for your comments. i. the random attacks have the entire d.c. region living in fear, even reporters here on fox five. coming up later, we'll talk to some of them about the pressures of covering this case while the snipers eluded capture. another big story. the d.c. council made a bold move to send the message. d.c. leaders want full budget control and are pushing a plan they hope will get attention on capitol hill. >> reporter: the plan is to put the issue on the ballot. so district residents can vote on it.
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this vote would basically be to change the district's home rule charter. removing congress's ability to control the budget. it sound said confusing, but some think it will work. it's not often you see the mayor of powerful cities in the country sit down in the middle of the street, handcuffed and taken to jail. budget autonomy was one of the reason yes mayor gray and several council members took a bold move. there has been progress on the hill, but still no autonomy bill has been passed. >> i think every member here knows the purpose of the district government having control over our budget. >> reporter: phil mendelson introduced a bill on tuesday with all council members on board. that would basically allow voters to approve a change in the district's charter that would block federal control. >> we believe that is what it
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would do. the congress in the united states has a final say to vote the referendum up or down and hope that they will decide to take it back. >> reporter: the plan could not only give d.c. leaders full control of the budget, but also keep federal budget issues separate. >> it would keep federal disagreements over whatever issues are unrelated to the district government that result in a threat of or actual shutdown of the district government. the federal government tries to work out the disagreements. >> reporter: on the hill, congresswoman eleanor holmes norton made progress on budget autonomy. the council continues to support the efforts but believe that it's time to try something new. >> it allows us to produce a clean bill on our own. >> reporter: congresswoman norton's office issued legal issues it might be a risk and
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she'll continue to work with her allies on the hill to pass a budget autonomy bill, will. >> and that is a fight you will continue to cover for us. thank you. >> uh-huh. >> a major victory for democrats. the judge blocked the voter i.d. law from going into effect election's day. it was a ploy to defeat president obama by making it harder for the elderly and minorities to vote. the judge ruled there was not enough time to enact the law to make sure some voters were not disenfranchised. in less than 24 hours, president obama and mitt romney will square off in their presidential debates. both have been behind closed doors rehearsing for the first face-to-face meeting and tom fit earl has more. >> reporter: it's been interesting. publicly, both of these campaigns have been downplaying the importance of the first debate. the president is not going as -- is going as far as saying he's all right in these kinds
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of forums. clearly, what we know, is that these debates are important n. a race where the polls are putting the president ahead and not out of reach of mitt romney, it's the challenge who may have more to gain and lose. the president took a break from two days of debate rehearsals to visit one of his own campaign offices in las vegas. he brought pizza to the volunteers and made some phone calls to a couple of voters in the area and many were surprised to have the president of the united states on the other end of the phone. mitt romney picked up a big endorsement in the denver sports world, an icon of the denver broncos, the former quarterback john elway appeared with romney offering his support. when we spoke to two top officials from both campaigns, they said what is clear is that they're both trying to do what they can to reach out to voters who still have not made up their mind. >> it's really honing in on
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those policy specifics on the issues they care about and he in -- hope in the end that is what they change an undecided voter to a decided voter who will support governor romney on election day. >> we don't care who the pundits are. we want to communicate to the undecided voters and tuning in for the first time about what the president's plans for the economic security for the middle class are. >> and that scratches the surface of what we talked about and can you see the entire interview with the romney and obama campaigns on or web -- our website at www.myfoxdc.com and this debate starts tomorrow night at 9:00 from the university of colorado, shawn. >> and that debate is 9:00 p.m. here on fox 5. still ahead on the 5, american airlines doing a little damage control. it's launching an investigation
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after passengers realize the soots were not completely attached to the plane. and find out if experts think shoppers will spend more this season, scott. >> after 79 years of post season salads, the nats uncork a heck of a play-off party last night. storming the field and dousing the crowd with champagne and at the center of it all, geo gonzalez. we'll hear from him coming up. gary. >> and listen, i'll tell you what. we have some showers out there. most of what we're seeing is drizzle. a first look at the forecast is coming up. stay with us. i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government,
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who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck
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trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪
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. new details in yesterday's train derailment that injured dozens of people in california. an amtrak official said the crossing gate was down, lights were flashing and bells ringing when a big rig hit a train at a central valley regard crossing. the investigators plan to look at the condition of the truck. the track re-- track opened after the crews replaced hundreds of feet of damaged track and signal equipment. american airlines confirmed that passenger seats came loose on the plane. the incident happened between veil, colorado, and dallas -- vail, colorado, and dallas. they're expecting -- inspecting similar boeing 757s. >> the 757 fleet is the first the americans outsourced and we're seeing since the first
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few weeks since it begun, several aircraft came in with problems. >> the planes were serviced recently on a maintenance space in tulsa and at a separate facility in north carolina. auto sales were up in september. it was also a big year for chrysler, up 12% since last year and selling more vehicles than it sold since 2007. the company credits low interest rate and a brand now product line. gm saw an increase and sales for ford were flat. the u.s. postal service is even deeper in debt after a defaulted on a $5.6 billion payment it's the second time this year. lawmakers left washington last month without passing legislation that would have helped the post office deal with the crippling debt and operating losses. the forecast is in for some holiday spending and the national retail federation is betting we're going to open up
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our wallets laura evans has more. >> reporter: the national retail federation is expecting solid growth before i introduce you to ellen, i want to show you how it breaks down and they're breaking it down to forecasting 4.1% here for 2012 and in 2011, there was a spending increase of 5.6% and if you look at the past 10 years since the recession began, the average increase in holiday spending was 3.5% and, again, that gives you perspective of what we're facing here. ellen davis, the executive director of the national retail federation joins us now to talk about how this breaks down. and that is going to plan with what is going forward in the economy. why the section optimistic
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forecast for holiday spend something. >> if you look at what happened the last 10 years, we have seen up-and-down holiday season. this year's 4.1% is closer to the 10-year average than the last two years. both gross over 5 1/2% year. and this is optimistic and we think it's realistic because it looks at a lot of different factors, the positives and negatives facing a lot of american shoppers rightno. >> what are the indicators you look at? >> we look at job growth, the unemployment rate, the stock market, gas prices. of course, the presidential election is going at least have a psychological impact on shoppers head into this beginning of november, so a lot of factors will play this year. >> seasonal hiring is something you look at as well. i want to show you the numbers for seasonal employment that the national retail federation 6 picturing this year. they expecting stores will add an extra 585,000 to 625,000 jobs for 2012. again, perspective here for
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last year, they added a total of 607,500 jobs and this is good news. some turn into employment. >> and target came out and said 30% of the holiday hires last year took permanent positions within the company. for a lot out of work and looking for a career, not a holiday job, working 15, 20 hours a week can lead to tosomething permanent. >> good to have a forecast that is optimistic. >> that's right. >> and thank you very much for being with us. and speak of holiday shopping, toys "r" us are enticing shoppers offering a price match guarantee on all items in the stores. it will match any items available on the toys "r" us and babies are us website. and they not included, by the way.
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samsung scored a vectory in the ongoing patent war with apple. a court removed a temporary ban on sales of the galaxy tab 10.1. and the court banned samsung from selling that model and the jury found that samsung violated other patents, it found no infringement related to that. >> thank you, laura. and more spending and more jobs for the holiday. better than the seven-day forecast with all clear skies -- skies, right? >> and check in with gary mcgrady and that is not looking clear. it was heavy in buckets earlier. >> we showed you this morning the heavy rain was up through loudoun county and east and west of that, heavy rain and east of i-95, nothing happened and some showers, a couple of
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thunderstorms, too and let's go to radar and show you. that that is the warm front south of that and the temperatures immediately jump into the mid- to upper 80s. raleigh, south carolina s87 degrees and in salisbury, the temperatures were lower to mid- 80s this afternoon. the heaviest of the activity, not up here in the metro area and dot southern sections, saint mary's county. and this is a good cell here that is moving between leonardtown and to saint mary's city. everything is moving to the north-northeast and that is the trend here. can you see on sentinel radar. we put the clouds on with the showers and the heaviest of the stuff is to the north-northeast of us and we're in for clouds and some drizzle this evening and there is that slight chance of a heavier shower and that is looking like a slight chance
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and check on the numbers. salisbury right now on the other side of the front, they 82 and lenadtown, 77; fredericksburg, 74; in town, we're at 71 for a high and farther north and west, lower 60s and 80s are coming back, shawn. we'll have full details coming up. >> looking forward to that. >> and i said 80. >> i heard you. a blown transformer blow out power to 26 lights in montgomery county. they were dark on rockville pike and nicholson lane. the good news, police tell us that all of the lights are back on. >> he did 80s -- say 80s, right? >> he said 80s. coming up, fans wasting no time getting their gear ready for the nats run. where the merch is flying off of the shelves. you will hear from the skateboarder who had an unexpected run-in. did you see that?
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. you know the old saying, they said waiting is the hardest part. last night, the wait came to an end as the nationals clench their first division title since the arrival in d.c. scott smith was there to celebrate history. scott, it was so exciting last night. >> it was. i would say worthy celebration given the 79-year drought this post season drought, we should say, that the city's been through and sweet for a handful of guys who were here like john lennon and ryan zimmerman and not to mention it came against the phils, the reigning champs. despite winning, the team lost. the bubbly flowing and ended the celebration on the field. thousands of fans stuck around to bask in the moment. the longest tenure and ryan zimmerman is enjoying it more
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than most and bryce harper drinked los angeles. like geo gonzalez, the first on to the field and the last one to leave. >> ness is 19, what, 1933? that is crazy. this is unbelievable, guys. i mean this is d.c. enjoy it. >> the fans, i think, they going through the good and bads and, you know, it's coming out here. >> to sway enjoy that, too. and all year, and come out here and enjoy -- out there. unbelievable. >> they learning hard to win on the fly and we're learning to play championship gable on the -- baseball on the fly and this is a huge accomplishment and
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we're ready to take the next is step. >> and is they enjoyed the moment. the team with the best record gets homefield advantage throughout the play-offs and they scheduled to go tonight at 7:00 unless rain plays a factor, of course. >> hope it doesn't. scott, thank you very much. hours after the nats clench the division, fans could grab their championship merchandise. modell stores in our area opened at 8 this morning toup pack the shirts, hats, and more. i don't know how she pulled that off. >> she's the franchise. >> i guess so. the fans were ready to show their support after so many years of waiting, somewhere up late at last night's game and came out early to get their gear. >> it was wild. the weather didn't interrupt anything at all.
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>> unbelievable. he's done a exceptional job and -- to where they are. >> they expect to get shipments as weeks go on. >> still time. >> and they wanted, she walked on the air with the gear on. >> and it may have something to do with the man named rich, our producer. the sports department had one on hand. >> thank you, rich. mei-xian gets back to her regular routine. we'll have details. plus, case closed. why prosecutors are no longer looking into rape allegations against dominic strauss-kahn. and the reign of terror started a decade ago. a look back at the sniper attacks and the toll as a whole. [ barack o obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families.
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[ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
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. >> sounded like a gun shot when i heard it. >> just one? >> just one. >> ten years ago,. >> i'mers mohammad and malvo began a shooting spree that killed 10 people and injured others. >> we have someone who is accurate in what they are attempting to go do. they might have a scaled shotter and that heightens our concern. >> reporter: tonight, a look back at the attacks that had all of us living in fear. >> reporter: welcome back to our coverage. we're in studio b joined by reporters. we all covered the horrific three weeks in october 10 years
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ago. >> the shootings and convicts and the execution of mohammad. let's start with you, paul. there was so much fear in had region, not just the people but those in the communities where the killings occurred but the broadcasters. >> there was tremendous fear of the unknown. i did a recent knew with chief -- introduce with chief moose and even the police had no idea what was going on. they had nothing, quote, unquote what, he told me and this went on until the snipers decided to communicate and then there was the tarot card and the i am god. i remember that so well and how fearful and chilling it was. it was evil. >> the sense i did when covering chief moose, there was a fear that came over him, you know, those of us who are reporters dealt with chief moose all of the time for various stories. seeing him at the press conferences with all of the
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cameras and the national press corp as long as the local folks, there was a sense that he didn't know what to make of it either. >> he was afraid that they would not be able to catch the guys and they had nothing. because of that, there was a tremendous fear this was going go on for week after week and people good morning to continue to fall. one of the biggest fears was a police officer would be shot or an fbi agent and then the people who were protecting the people are getting shot and killed as well. >> and speaking of it from a reporter's perspective, i remember being on the there and thinking this is the perfect opportunity for him to take a shot at us. you were out on several of the scenes, sherry, and you covered the trial. what was that like? what do you remember from that time? >> as far as being scared ourselves, i remember you're in the thick of things and in the middle of it all. you're not thinking about your own danger and safety.
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and it was not until there were multiple shootings that the station provided us with bulletproof vests to protect us if we felt we needed them. i never put one on but there was a moment there where i thought should i be? and hindsight being 20-20, when you found out how close malvo and mohammad were at a couple of those shooting scenes, write there at hotels when they could have take know a shot at any of us, at any of the police officers as paul mentioned, that was frightening. what was interesting to me about covering the trials is to see them there and especially lee boyd malvo. you talk to the other people in the courthouse. the people seeing him behind the scopes. during the trial, if you remember, it was testimony almost like -- and i am sure it was planned. he would dress in a nice sweater every day and quiet and drawing and to portray sort of
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innocence. when you talk to the people behind the scopes, they will tell you he was anything like what was in the courtroom. he would have violent outbursts. interesting to get the inside scoop of what he was like. >> i have worked with you for 15 years now. you have seen it all. this was different. this was one of the situations where we, as journalists, shared the fear that way saw so off then in the communities. >> and this was, i think, more stressful and not long after 9/11. as a professional journalist, i thought it was stressful. 9/11 happened, we covered it and it was horrific but we moved on and we request go from zero to 91 miles an hour and i remember going to 95 at the exxon station in fredericksburg and i got below the mixing, one of the first photographers
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heading that way and here were federal agents in black with semi automatic weapons pulling in the cars and i pulled off, you know, i-95, stop shot all of this and this was an incredible scene. we get to fredericksburg and they're sitting in a hotel room behind us. >> yeah. >> unbeknownst to us and that is a eerie thought and i dorm the day they were caught, the sense of relief. >> and to move the story along and that was tremendous. we were all working 15-hour days. >> sure. >> working the phones. and i remember when it ended, total relief came over me. i wanted nothing to do with the story after that. >> and one of the things talking about was the stress. i remember being here and when there was not a shooting for a day or two, the tension built and you would hear a shooting
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and everything went nuts and everyone went running out to the next scene because we knew, we knew it was the snipers. >> and like don said, close to 9/11. i will never forget. you covered the execution of mohammad that evening. >> thank you for sharing memories with us. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> our coverage of the d.c. sniper attacks will continue on www.myfoxdc.com. we have a side show with pictures of john allan mohammad, malvo and the getaway car and more. there is a language to an automobile introduce done by "the washington post" that was conducted from the virginia prison where he expressed remorse for victims on the home page. coming up, a tragic case of animal cruelty. who is responsible for stabbing him multiple times. >>. and i signs that life is getting back to normal for mei- xian following the death of her panda cub. next.
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next. i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what...
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and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care
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about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪
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. mei-xian is slowly getting back to her normal right 18 at the national zoo. take a look. this is the panda in the outdoor enclosure over the weekend. it's the first time she went out since the baby cub died. she spends most of the afternoons in her den by herself, but she's starting to eat better and they're hoping to reopen the panda habitat soon. investigators say the owner is known to have mental health problems during what they call a case of domestic violence. the police say the owner stabbed coco the shitzu seven times. >> what was difficult is the
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situation is that they can be stable one minute and this is a situation where, you know, it can turn fatal in a matter of moments. >> and the good news, coco is recovering and living with a foster family. her owner is undergoing psychological evaluations. the washington area humane society is taking donations to pay for coco's care. >> how sad. couldn't be cuter. >> a sight to see. coming up, how a man managed to get arrested while riding a horse around town. ound town.
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david smallwood: maryland money needs to stay in maryland. it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware...
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and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? . a bizarre police chase in florida had people doing double takes. the officers chased a man on horseback down a busy florida roadway. the reason? he was drunk. fox's kelly joyce has the story. >> reporter: this video released by the police shows 29- year-old charles coert riding
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his horse on monday afternoon. he galloped along u.s. 1 and toured flagler beach telling police he was heading to his grandmother's house. the police started following him on u.s. one in front of the hot dig itty dog hot dog stand. the owner watched in aqe. >> that was one of the funniest things i saw. >> reporter: people pulled over to see what was going. >> i was coming down u.s. one to here and i see a horse come out of the road. riding on u.s. one on had to be 20 cop cars. they followed him over regard tracks and through busy intersections. >> and we saw the whole thing from start to finish. they were saying down, down and i'm like oh, my gosh. >> reporter: police followed
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him for 35 minutes through town when they convinced him to get off of the horse. with help from police, he was cuffed and taken to jail. the horse, we're told h minor injuries to womof its legs, but it's fine thanks to a motorist who stopped to guide it out of the road. >> it stopped and grabbed the horse so it wouldn't get hurt and she's going up u.s. 1 with the horse and -- she's driving and holding the horse i turned around. i have to see the rest. >> and the man riding the horse is facing resisting arrest and animal cruelty charges. and look at this viral video. a skateboarder had an unexpected run-in with the deer and that is coming here yup, that was a skate boarder
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hitting the deer and that is in the path of the skate boarder. >> that happens, you take risks and kind of lifts the sport i guess. >> i was stoked i was still alive after seeing this guy tackle this gear. i slid out when i got to the gooch to stop. >> here it is again. and there is no word on the deer. >> the door apparently got back up and kept on go into the woods. >> good. >> and brings me back to my old california case. i'm stoked did you hear him say that? >> dude, dude. >> and skaters are tough. >> that's true. >> and what is that, 40 to 50 miles per hour? >> exactly. >> with the camera strapped to your head? >> and come on. who does that. not a day for the record books but one you might want to stay inside on. >> and is that the pentagon?
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>> i can't -- . >> i think so. >> and that is -- . >> yeah. >> and that can be the monument out there somewhere and that is what we're going have to contend with and you figure that out. in hd, can you see that and we're stuck on the northern side of the warm front and that is to the south of us and that is warm and muggy. this is lanard -- leonardtown right now, still some showers to the south of us and really, all of this is south-southeast of the metro. the warm front is just south of you here and we're getting showers and some overrun coming up here and this is stronger. salis buro the front and the temperatures in the -- salisbury on the temperatures in the front and the lower 80s.
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we'll stay in the 70s on through the evening hours and overnight, most of us will stay in the 70s, believe it or not. let me show you this is a sense where the showers have been running and some thunderstorms, to, with this. most of the motion is up to the east and to the northwest. we're not talking about the heavy rain here. it appears that some of this is calming down. you just saw a lightning bolt there and this looks like it's weakening and there is not as much in the way of thunder and lightning from this and some strong showers now. i have to believe or around this warm front, we'll continue with the threat of showers the next few hours and during the overnight as well. with the warm front in the area and the warm front coming across our area overnight tonight. the 80s are going to make a return. widespread 80s. not only for tomorrow, but as we get into thursday as well and maybe even lingering into friday. right now, the temperature at its -- well, at the highest
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point so far today, 71 degrees and may get warmer than that and into fredericksburg, 77; you jump, 82 degrees for salisbury and farther to the south to virginia some perform are warmer and this is the forecast this evening and just for everybody some drizzle and that is a possibility of a few showers and keeping the temperatures steady now and into some upper 60s to lower 70s and we have some showers and thunderstorms in and around the warm front and that is still a front and a big ridge of high pressure is to the east of us and that is looking right now, this high pressure is going to be a dominant feature to the east of us the next few
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days. we were hoping by thursday it was going to be gorgeous around here and things have slowed down a bit now and the big area of low pressure is is to the west of us and this has to clear, obviously. and again, we should mainly have some clouds and that is some drizzle hanging on and fog, too and there is that shower moving through. tomorrow morning, clouds and drizzle and fog will hang on and that is looking like through the day tomorrow, the brighter spots for afternoon. the front is going to go across here. east of the front, there is a potential for a few showers and things are looking better and drier and not as bad as what we hoped yesterday and some clouds on thursday.
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and some some steady temperatures. and there can be in some afternoon showers and thunderstorms and that is looks like i-95 into the east here. thursday, 82. , friday looks gorgeous, 82 degrees and on to saturday, 74; more clouds and showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and that is cool or sunday, a high of 66 and look at monday, which is columbus day with a high of 62 and some morning lows in the mid-40s. >> good, thank you, gary. >> cooler stuff comes after the warm stuff. >> okay. >> thank you. and facebook founder mark zuckerburg is in russia. he met with the prime minister yesterday to tack technology. he is getting drilled over there for not finishing school
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and he told fought fire entrepreneurs to pay attention to class. >> yeah, i dropped out and -- i don't know if that is worth clapping for. >> i like school and that is -- and obviously facebook is superinteresting. i mean, i learned a lot in school. >> zuckerburg is scouting new talent to join his company. let's go to brian bolter now. >> strong accusations tonight against the department of justice. the bombshell claims from the aclu. and camp controversy, new details on the story you saw first on 5. fox 5. the latest on a maryland camp accused of running a team fight club and the washington redskins, baltimore ravens get political. those stories and much more ahead on the news edge at 6.
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right now. just one day away now and the latest polls have the president ahead in the race for the white house and that does not mean the win is out of reach. and fox 5s tom fitzgerald spent the day speaking with senior officials in both camp. what are they working on? >> reporter: this is interesting. on the one hand, both the romney and obama teams are downplaying the importance of the debate tomorrow night and on to the other, a lot is riding on it and it's a chance to get the campaign which struggled to -- for mitt romney, though and this is that chance to stand next to the president of the united states in contrast and the actual economy